By Helen Clemson Six weeks before a got married I was diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma on my neck. I was advised to have it removed immediately – and it required plastic surgery – and there I was walking down the aisle with a nude micropore plaster on my skin. Wake up call! While … Continue Reading

Many of you are already on holiday, spending time with friends and family, enjoying the beautiful weather. Good for you. Just one thing: Please don’t forget the sunscreen! While a little sun exposure is essential for the production of Vitamin D, it’s important to understand that UV overexposure is dangerous. Aside from sunburn, too much … Continue Reading

As I nudge closer to 43 years of age, I’m a little despondent with the changes I see in my skin. I guess what they say it true: growing older is not for sissies. Aside from the usual lack of radiance, lines and wrinkles and pigmentation, I now also have to contend with some serious … Continue Reading

CLICKS asked me to put a little festive gift guide together for those of you, like me, who leave your Christmas shopping to the very last minute. I wasn’t aware that www.clicks.co.za had a ‘click and collect’ feature, which allows you to order and pay online, then collect your purchase/s at your nearest Clicks store. … Continue Reading

I think gifting the favourite people in your life with gorgeous beauty products and fragrances takes the difficulty out of Christmas shopping. I mean, which woman wouldn’t want to own an exquisite makeup palette? Today, I’m showcasing some really special, mostly limited edition beauty spoils that will most surely put a big smile on your … Continue Reading

By Helen Clemson In my many years as a beauty journalist, one concept in skincare ingredients has always had me a little perplexed: antioxidants. Why do we need them, and are they really that effective? When I was working as beauty editor of Women’s Health magazine, I received more and more questions on antioxidants from … Continue Reading

There’s still two more weeks left to get your body bikini ready. If cellulite is an issue – and lets be honest, it is for most women – then now is the time to take a plan of action. It’s worth remembering that any diligent programme of massage (or body brushing), combined with a good … Continue Reading

Looking for a fragrance for the special men in your life? Perhaps you need something sophisticated and mature for dad, or something fresh, unique and playful for the hubby? Below, I have nine fantastic fragrance options, each with their own unique characters, all encased in really cool flacons. L’Envol, meaning ‘The Flight’, is a new … Continue Reading